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Ethical volunteering overseas

In recent years, concern has grown that some organisations are failing to meet the expectations of overseas volunteers and that volunteers themselves have not thought through what their placement will involve. Volunteers frequently feel let...

Top 10 tips for planning your gap year and avoid the unavoidable

Each year, approximately 230,000 young people in the UK plan their gap year. If you haven’t travelled abroad for a substantial amount of time it can be a daunting task. Overseeing the wellbeing of its...

Should I volunteer overseas? Things you should consider

It is debatable whether many volunteering opportunities bring real benefits to host communities and often exploit the good intentions of well-meaning volunteers. UK student volunteers can pay thousands of pounds (most going to the...
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